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It’s still #FBF somewhere 😂and…

It’s still #FBF somewhere 😂and I’m missing the New Mexico Badlands a ton... hope I Getta go there soon! —— Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ I always admire all of the images I see @Wayne_Pinkston produce out of the Bisti Badlands and he motivated me to go my 1st time; My 2nd trip here definitely outdid the 1st because I had more time to explore it with @kaydenphan @SMPetersonPhotography & @SafatajPhoto.. We had so much fun coming up with tons of comps.. --- This particular shot was taken on Monday night although I had scoped it out and we got clouded out on Sunday night... This amazing hoodoo formation can be shot from almost every single direction although a South West direction seems to be better if you want other significant hoodoos in the background. I think these are my final shots of the Milky Way from this trip for this season; I wasn't willing to accept that it was over last month and i'm glad I didn't!! Thank you to my adventure partners for humoring me!! --- This is 15 images stacked for NR in SLS.. I lit the scene with 2 lume cubes (LumeCube.com/160.html and use TRACYLEE for free US Shipping) for the front using CTO filters and a Lighthouse (all available from Lume Cube), and Morteza had his flash firing as a rim light.. I could have used another cube from the back to do the same, but we had the flashes up for other images we did in the evening. --- ISO 6400 F2.8 10 seconds Processed in LR Tokina USA 16-28 @ 22mm Slik USA 634-CF Canon 6dmk1

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We only got one single…

We only got one single clear night while up in the Canadian Rockies for the @BHPhoto Sponsored #LadiesRetreat hosted by @rachel_jones_ross... thanks to Rachel, I got to meet and hang with some amazing women in the photography industry: @dreamingandwandering @themandagies @charlottelittlewolf @kelly_mena @brook_asaurus and of course my girl @missjessbess! —- If you want a chance to be on @rachel_jones_ross’s next all female photo workshop, Rachel, in partnership with @bhphoto, will be offering a learning grant available to one woman on my her ladies photography workshop! The grant will cover $500 toward airfare, workshop tuition, transportation, and accommodations at @emeraldlakelodge. To apply, visit astralisphotography.com, and using the contact form write me a short paragraph about how the workshop will help you accomplish your goals in photography. Thank you so much to @bhphoto for supporting women in photography and for making events like this one possible! —- This image was taken after dinner in Banff and half the group was tired and we all had been dealing with overcast/snowy weather so they went back to the hotel. @missjessbess and I were motivated by a clearing forecast for the evening so Rachel brought us here and within minutes Orion showed his handsome face, bloated due to intermittent clouds... We were there less than 30 minutes before capturing our 20 shots to stack..no lighting was needed due to nearby light pollution from Banff.. —- 20 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 5 seconds Processed in LR @tokinausa 24-70 @ 30mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 5dMK4

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Yesterday was such an amazing…

Yesterday was such an amazing experience on the @bhphoto sponsored #GirlsWeekOut!! @rachel_jones_ross took us to @northernlightswolfcentre where we took off on a hike with the wolves running free through a canyon.. before anyone gets upset, understand these wolves have been raised with humans since they were babies... they get to run free all the time and when at the sanctuary, they have large enclosures they live in. In canada it is illegal to release them out into the wild, and even if it was legal, these wolves have never had to fend for themselves. Don’t mistake them for dogs though, they are still fierce animals and live off recently killed meat.. the @northernlightswolfcentre had very specific rules on how to handle each wolf to keep us safe from injury.. —- Flora here is extremely friendly and liked to play with all of us.. Murphy who also came along was more aloof.. Time flew so quickly and 1000 photos later, our time with the wolves had come to an end but not before getting personal photos with Flora.. then it was back to the sanctuary where we had a talk about the history of the wolves and the sanctuary.. all and all it was so awesome to experience and I would suggest it to anyone who comes up for one of Rachel’s workshops... head to AstralisPhotography.com for more info about her upcoming all-female workshop! —- ISO 100 F2.8 1/1250 second @canonusa 70-200 @canonusa 6DMK1

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Thank you to @slikusa for…

Thank you to @slikusa for making our trip to Canada complete!!! Check out this box opening with @missjessbess with some new gear for the @bhphoto sponsored trip organized by @rachel_jones_ross! We’ll be putting these to good use this week!! Thanks for the cameo, Maddie Sparkles!! Minnie mouse voices because of helium air content around vegas... or because I sped up the video to 1.1x to fit in under a minute 😂😂#girlsweekout

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Super excited to be headed…

Super excited to be headed up to the Canadian Rockies again for the 2nd time in a couple months... thank you to @rachel_jones_ross for putting it together and @bhphoto for sponsoring it! Also thank you to @slikusa & @tenbabags for sending out gear for the trip! Keep an eye on our stories @missjessbess @dreamingandwandering @rachel_jones_ross @kelly_mena @charlottelittlewolf @themandagies for this all female photography event! —- This was taken on the shores of Lake Louise. For anyone who’s been there, you know there’s a crazy amount of people around; I had really wanted to go to Morraine Lake but the road was closed for the season... I handheld shot this low to the ground because I love the snow on the rocks at the side of the lake... —- I don’t recall my settings but I will try to update them when I get to my computer! @tokinausa @canonusa 6dmk1 Processed in LR

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Thank you to @TenbaBags for…

Thank you to @TenbaBags for sending out this gear for me, @missjessbess @rachel_jones_ross & @dreamingandwandering!! —- We leave tomorrow for the @BhPhoto sponsored All-Female photographer influencer event created by @rachel_jones_ross; this gear will be perfect for us this trip and more! Check out the Shootout 32L on Tenba.com and keep an eye on our stories for our awesome adventures this next week!

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#FBF #FlashbackFriday to an amazing…

#FBF #FlashbackFriday to an amazing sunset in Yellowstone with good friends.. —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ When we got out of the car, drops were already starting to fall and crowds were leaving the area due to the storm clouds overhead.. we didn’t get discouraged and headed out on the boardwalk with the hopes of the clouds breaking and then completely clearing up for stars later that night... well i love it when a plan comes together like this; we got sunset and clear skies for stars that night... I know I rarely post photos other than stars, but doesn’t mean I don’t take them... I just have to be super motivated by a shot to edit it, and this is one of those shots... the composition was a lot taller than this so I used content aware scale to make it fit for IG’s resolution... it was a lovely trip to Yellowstone with my dear friends @missjessbess @rachel_jones_ross @smpetersonphotography & @brentdangerrose... —— Handheld because I didn’t want to move my tripod from my night composition to scope out the rest of the area; I didn’t know the sky was going to color up like this and spontaneously shot this... —— ISO 100 F11 1/10 second @tokinausa 16-28 @ 22 @canonusa 6dmk1

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#TBT #ThrowbackThursday to a hot…

#TBT #ThrowbackThursday to a hot summer day discovering new things.. click the product tags to see what equipment I use! —- Repost @tracyleephotos ・・・ I have so many photos still left from #TheGreatMilkyWayChase but i'm too excited about this one... @MissJessBess, @Megavai and I have been adventuring and exploring in the off days that the moon was full.. Well that meant spending a lot of time in random areas with HOT temps... Yesterday Jess and I started exploring at 6am and found this wonderful arch that we named Meatball Arch; Not sure if you can see why... --- It was over 109+ by the time we got to the car at 10am with 6 miles under our belts... We then napped and fed ourselves midday while we waited for the sun to go down before returning to shoot this in the 45 minutes of MW we had last night. It was absolutely perfect; weather was amazing and conversation non-stop.. I have decided that Jess is my adventure spirit animal and I look forward to many more scouting and photo missions with her! --- We lit this with 1 lumecube.com (use code TRACYLEE10 for 10% off & free US Shipping), one inside the arch and the rest was just ambient light before dark. This is 10 images stacked, focused on the foreground, blended with 20 images stacked for the sky. --- Foreground- 10 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 800 F6.3 30 seconds - Sky 20 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 13 seconds - processed in LR & PS --- @TokinaUSA 11-20mm @ 16mm @SlikUSA 634-CF @CanonUSA 6DMK1

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I got this season started…

I got this season started way too early including heading to the PNW in end of April.. but I had my good friend @smpetersonphotography & @safatajphoto up there so I knew I had to go adventure with them! We spent multiple days chasing across Oregon trying to find clear skies and often got skunked in the process... on this particular day we came across a homestead that had classic John Deere’s and cars all over the property. Well Shaun had no qualms about knocking on the door so we did, and the guy was only too happy to allow us on to shoot photos there.. we went back that night and set up many different comps while we waited for the skies to clear. This was my last one of the night! —- I placed a #LumeCube (click for more info) in each truck and then one from the right front to light this scene. The ones in the truck were on low and close to a wall so they would bounce. I did not have any colored filters on them, so it’s funny the trucks turned out these colors! —- I was standing in tall grass the entire time; did I mention my single biggest fear are ticks???? 😳😳😳 —- ISO 10000 F2.8 10 seconds Processed in LR & PS @tokinausa 16-28 @ 19mm @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DMK1

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#FBF #FlashbackFriday- is it still…

#FBF #FlashbackFriday- is it still closed off from vandalism- does anyone know? - Repost @tracyleephotos: I’ve been wanting to shoot here for quite some time now; even went as far as hiking here in April of last year to scope it out for Milky Way... well, a couple things: 1, it’s not easy to find & 2, once inside even GPS signal seems to not work well.. so this time around I was assuming it would line up like I wanted; thankfully I was right.. —— I had met up with @Ryantoswald on the morning of the 11th day of #TheGreatMilkyWayChase.. he originally was going to head to monument valley but I convinced him otherwise and he joined us on our trek into Canyonlands... We got there around 6 in the evening when it was SLIGHTLY starting to cool off... Even though I knew where to get on trail, I took a short cut following well worn paths, well marked with cairns throughout.. I couldn’t believe how many there were when we cliffed out way too high above the Kiva... when I realized what a disaster the trails were, I made my way towards where I knew the drop in point was, having to back track a ton because of the cliff that we were stuff on top of. —— I have to make a side note; I have no idea where all those cairns came from & am mad at how dangerous it is for people wandering around lost in the hot desert.. can’t believe people put those up as if that’s a real trail... so warning to those who go to visit; make sure to do your research because there is ONE true trail to this sacred place.. —- We shot a beautiful sunset here and then shot some blue hour images before hanging around almost 4 more hours for the MW to line up; this was somewhere around 230am.. we hiked out as blue hour was just starting to lighten up the sky. We walked out NO PROBLEM on the correct trail back. —— I used 3 lumecube.com/160.html (use TRACYLEE for free US Shipping) to light this stacked image and blended in a blue hour image for the background mountains. —— Sky & foreground: 20 images stacked in SLS for NR ISO 6400 F2.8 20 seconds - Background mountains: 5 images stacked in PS ISO 100 F2.8 60 seconds —— @tokinausa 11-20 @ 16 @slikusa 634-CF @canonusa 6DM

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